Transfer Trail

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TRANSFER TRAIL #2068

Difficulty: Difficult
Trail Use: Moderate (Heavy during hunting season)
Length: 12 miles
Beginning Elevation: 5800
Ending Elevation: 10,800

Access:

Travel east from Rifle to the Glenwood Springs exit #116. Turn left toward West Glenwood Springs, continuing for 1.5 miles to the National Forest boundary sign. Turn right on Transfer Trail.

Trail Highlights:

Travel is recommended during the day and in dry weather only. As you ascend the mountain top above Glenwood Springs, there are rocky areas that are very rocky and narrow. At the top, the road becomes very rutted and rocky.

Attractions:

There are numerous lakes and good views of Glenwood Springs and the Colorado River Valley within the first six miles of the trail. Windy Point, which is about 8 miles up the trail, offers a great view of “No Name Creek”. There are several roads in the area that branch off and lead to nearby lakes. Forest Road #623 branches off the trail about 15 miles north, going east past Grizzly Creek Cow Camp to the Coffee Pot Road (#600). FYI: You can return to Glenwood Springs by turning right to Heart Lake and continuing on the Coffee Pot Road (#600) to Dotsero. You then head west on I70 to Glenwood Springs.

Stats

  • Trail Measurement: 12 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 39°33'15.7"N
  • Compass Longitude: 107°19'51.8"W
  • Numeric Latitude: 39.554371
  • Numeric Longitude: -107.331042
  • Elevation in Meters: 1,768 to 3,292
  • Elevation in Feet: 5,800 to 10,800

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References

  • Trail Location
  • Trail Measurement
    12 Miles
  • Compass Latitude
    39°33'15.7"N
  • Compass Longitude
    107°19'51.8"W
  • Numeric Latitude
    39.554371
  • Numeric Longitude
    -107.331042
  • Elevation in Feet
    5,800 to 10,800
  • Elevation in Meters
    1,768 to 3,292
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